Built for silent film comedian Lloyd Hamilton
One of Laurel Canyon’s earliest planned housing tracts, Wonderland Park was developed in the 1920s and ’30s, and quickly became popular with early movie industry folk, including silent film star Lloyd Hamilton, the original owner of this Spanish-style residence located at 8635 Wonderland Avenue.
Built in 1929, the two-story residence contains two en suite bedrooms on its upper level plus a guest bedroom and half bath on its ground floor. Architectural features include thick plaster walls, Spanish tile, Moorish archways, wrought iron railings, beamed ceilings, and casement windows.
The gated residence sits on a rambling, .39-acre lot that also contains a swimming pool, a “cascading hillside rock fountain,” and a detached casita with kitchenette. It’s on the market with an asking price of $2.495 million.
Painted Spanish tile and wrought iron railings give the entry foyer Old Hollywood drama.
The step-down living room has hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace.
A set of Moorish-style arches leads to the semi-circular breakfast nook.
The master bedroom has coved ceilings.
Checkerboard flooring and marbled walls make a bold visual statement in the master bath.
The property has a sizable swimming pool and separate guest house.
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